Friday, March 12, 2010

Obama's Nobel Donations

Obama announced the charity targets of his Nobel Prize money yesterday and appeared to choose wisely across the spectrum of needs, selecting military, humanitarian (Haiti), college funds, American Indians, East Asians, Hispanics, Hillbillies and Africans. Nothing to pick on, but there's also nothing earmarked for the health care industry, such as St. Jude's, Cleveland Clinic or Mayo Clinic. Perhaps he couldn't give directly to them.

But never fear, Darth Cheney is here:
The Cheneys first donated $2.7 million in 2006 to establish their institute, which held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony in July 2007. Since then, Dick and Lynne Cheney have donated annually, upping the total amount of money to $3.5 million.

The Cheney Cardiovascular Institute focuses on heart research, education and community service, with one of its local projects focusing on placing external defibrillators in community gathering spots in all of D.C.'s wards.

"These devices are critical to saving lives of those suffering from sudden cardiac arrest," a spokesman for Cheney's office said in a statement.
Heartless bastard. Here's hoping the institute survives Obama Care.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

That's great what the Cheneys are doing. What? Obama didn't give to some Muslim groups? Pffftt. I'm betting that was on purpose.

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